Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tapas Night for October

It was a dark and stormy night for Tapas again.

Well, not really, actually it was very nice out, we got a little rain earlier in the day and then it cleared right up.   I just wanted to use the first sentence to start off with because it is October, and gee, Halloween is right around the corner...

It is always fun to see what people make and bring.   This month we were a little on the sweet side, a lot of desserts were made and brought.

There were a couple of Sweet Potato/Pumpkin pies...
 These coconut-nut topped bars and by the way, the couple of pieces that were left over last night, tasted so good for breakfast.   (and I really don't eat sweets, but something about coconut and nuts, I'm helpless against).
 Cookies and candy corn as befitting a Halloween party.
 One of our guests brought this incredible Cheesecake with chocolate dipped strawberry mice.   As you can see, one of the mice dived in, and got to the cheescake first...

I had to do a second closeup of the mice, they were incredible, and tasty.

And it tasted so good. 

I also contributed to the sweet fest, I made my own mice ...
Served them up with some gummy worms on some chocolate dirt.   
 I did do a little light decorating...
And we  had some savoury items too....
 Sliced meats, I was going to call them something else, but we are grownups here, and while kids might like gross names, we usually don't.  We just want to eat good food.  I served them with some sliced ciabatta rolls
 I had fun with bread dough and made a critter and served it with some Marinara Sauce I made.   And yes, I will share how to do both, later.
 Roberta made this Enchilada Casserole, and I am going to strong arm the recipe out of her, it is that good. 
 Tuna salad, and doesn't that look neat?   I missed who brought this, but I think it was Robin?
 Debbie made this pull apart Garlic Bread, YUM!!!!
 Gathana brought the chicken and they were so good, a little blue cheese dressing and OMG. 
 Look at this, Eyeballs.    Made with Mozzarella balls and olives, is this not a great idea?   I'm so adding this to my repetoire.   They tasted good too.
 Fish dips brought by Jon, one of the better dishes I've discovered living in the south.  Of course, being a Dane, I'm no stranger to smoked and preserved fish, so, giggle, I love it down here.
 Hummus brought by Harriet, with the cutest little curly chips, complemented each other very well.
I made a Spider Cake, and thought you might like to see the inside. 

There's the wrap up for this month, now to go and diet for the rest of the week....

Just kidding.   
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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